I always love to hear about the many fundraisers held at our auction locations and have been fortunate enough to attend a few of these events. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is one recipient of our company’s charitable giving and a cause that benefits many, including several friends of mine.

ADESA auctions in Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Golden Gate, Phoenix and Buffalo are just a few of the locations that recently held special events to raise money on behalf of the charity. In all, we have raised more than $150,000 for the Foundation during the past year.

  • ADESA Los Angeles hosted an Emkay/JDRF promotion.
  • ADESA Las Vegas had a car show and fundraiser in May.
  • ADESA Indianapolis held its 4th annual JDRF car show.
  • ADESA Golden Gate hosted a special sale with Emkay.
  • ADESA Boston held their 13th annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run.
  • ADESA Phoenix hosted several different events this year, including auctions for top-notch vacation destinations. They also held an auction for a VIP experience with singer Bret Michaels. And of course, you remember the auction of a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible earlier this year. Most recently, they welcomed a JDRF Junior Ambassador, Grace Gurley, and raised funds for her JDRF walk.
  • ADESA Buffalo also held multiple events. The auction raffled off items such as TVs and tickets to sporting events to raise funds. The local JDRF chapter also sent a child ambassador representative to the auction to greet dealers.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our staff and customers, we have been able to make a significant contribution to this very worthy cause. The events have brought many people together to celebrate this fantastic organization, and we look forward to continuing our support.

Cars on display at the 2013 ADESA Indianapolis 4th annual JDRF Car Show.

Eighty motorcycles ride the local streets of greater Boston during the 13th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run benefiting JDRF.

ADESA Phoenix welcomed JDRF amabassadors to present them with donations from the 2012-2013 JDRF/ADESA Auctions Challenge.

Grace, JDRF ambassador, and Mike Russo, general manager, ADESA Phoenix, check out the inside of the donated Camaro SS.

Dan Kennedy, manager, GM Marketing, and Tom Caruso present JDRF with $45,000 from the auction of a 2012 Chevy Camaro SS at ADESA Phoenix.